This wine is clear and bright with greenish tints and an intense aroma of well-ripened fruit, such as peaches and nectarines. On the palate, it is creamy with aromatic notes of ripe fruit with great concentration. A lively acidity invites a long and balanced finish.
When Fernando Guedes acquired this historic estate in 1982 he immediately set out to transform it, planting 35 hectares of vineyards in this cool, wet part of north-western Portugal, bordered to the north by the Minho River adjacent to Spain, to the west by the Atlantic and to the south by the city of Porto. Traditional overhead pergola systems were derived from the farmers' need to use every piece of land, including that under the trellis. While good for the farmers, this was not ideal for the.. read more
Gentle destemming, crushing and pressing was carried out under the protection of inert gases, and the juice was clarified to the desired degree. It was then fermented at 16 - 18ºC. During maceration, around 40% of the wine was fermented in contact with the skins. After fermentation, the wine was matured in stainless steel tanks with "bâtonnage", stirring of the lees, for three months.